It’s been one of the craziest weeks in recent memory for publishing. Here are a few highlights for your weekend reading pleasure.
In retaliation for a eBook pricing debate, Amazon removed the buy direct from Amazon button from many Macmillan books. In response, Macmillan took out a full-page NY Times advertisement (pictured) for “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” with a bold phrase at the bottom: “Available at booksellers everywhere except Amazon.”
For GalleyCat Reviews, we began collecting a list of the most popular book reviewing sites on Twitter. Add yours before the directory is unveiled next week.
During the Fifth Annual America Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute Program, booksellers from around the country delivered a standing ovation for Macmillan’s stand against Amazon.
Finally, Tank Books turned a nasty habit into a winning habit–wrapping print editions of classic stories into cigarette packs that fit easily inside your pocket or purse.
- Our Tsundoku Problem & Viral Book-Shop Sign: Top Stories of the Week
- Haruki Murakami & The Great Gatsby: Top Stories of the Week
- Most Frequently Challenged Books & Shakespeare Flowchart: Top Stories of the Week
- Hyperbole and a Half Book & Americans Still Love Libraries: Top Stories of the Week